Announcing: A Blog Break


After some thought and looking at what the next few weeks are going to look like, I’ve decided I’m going to have a bit of a blog break. I fly home on Saturday and, as I mentioned in my Good Things last week, I have some good news: starting the second week of September, I’ll be working at a weekly newspaper. Which is great news and means I don’t need to job hunt when I get home, but also means it’s going to be a busy week.

So, I’ll be taking a two to three week break. I’ll be back before the end of September and I do have some posts already sketched out, including my trip to Sevilla, my last few days in Madrid, my trip home and I’ve even got a couple of guides in the works, which I’m really excited about. Please stick around for when I come back and, while I’m away, here are some older posts you might find interesting:

La Boqueria in Barcelona
A trip to Valencia
A love letter to Swedish food
Visiting San Sebastian
Food by the ocean
Prague in wintertime
A scrapbook of adventures in France
One of many football matches
Nice was nice
Fresh food and art in London 

I’ll have my Good Things post up tomorrow and my Things I’ve Been Reading post up on Sunday, so keep an eye out for those and I’ll see you all in a few weeks!

Málaga, Spain

Hello, Málaga


As this month winds down to a close (how are we at the 26th of August already?!), I continue to realize how quickly time goes by. It feels like the summer just started and BAM! I leave for Canada on Saturday (whaaat?!). Before all my time disappeared on me, I wanted to spend some time in Málaga, especially since it was only a half hour drive from where I was staying. So, spur of the moment, on my last weekend in the area, I packed my backpack and spent 24 hours in Málaga.

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Favourite Photogs: Sanaa Hamid


If I had to take a guess, which I’m going to, I’d say  Sanaa Hamid would be that person  you know who’s always on the go and generally has three projects going on and manages to keep them all fairly straight and she gets really, really excited talking about what she’s working on. It shows through the list of projects on the side of her website. With titles like, “My Body is Not Your Battleground”,  “Cultural Appropriation: A Conversation” and “Diasporic Cyanotypes” you can tell there’s some big topics she’s approaching with her photography. Each of them has her objective explained before the series of photos, which is great and helps explain what her vision is for each of these projects.  Continue reading